Skip to main content
This section is included in your selections.

(1) Deficiency Determination. The tax administrator may review tax returns and adjust the amount due based on the information in the return, on information obtained during a review or audit of records, or on the basis of other evidence. In the event of a deficiency, the tax administrator shall provide notice of the deficiency to the transient lodging tax collector, who shall remit deficiencies within 10 business days of the deficiency notice. Notice may be by personal delivery or certified or registered mail.

(a) In reviewing and adjusting tax returns, the tax administrator shall offset any amount received in excess of the remittances due against any shortages in remittances.

(b) Except in the case of fraud or intent to evade the TLT, notice of deficiency determinations shall be issued within three years of the period for which the deficiency determination is made.

(c) The time to remit deficient payment amounts under this section shall be extended if the local tax trustee timely requests a redetermination.

(2) Fraud – Refusal to Collect – Evasion. If any transient lodging tax collector fails to collect, report ore remit the tax as required, submits a fraudulent return, or otherwise violates or attempts to violate this chapter, the tax administrator shall estimate the tax due, and calculate the amount owing from the transient lodging tax collector for tax remittance, interest and penalties and provide notice to the transient lodging tax collector of the assessment. The determination and notice shall be made and mailed within three years after discovery by the tax administrator of the violation. The determination is due and payable upon receipt of the notice and shall become final within 10 days after date notice was delivered if no petition for redetermination is filed.

(Section 3.786 added by Ordinance No. 17282, enacted March 24, 1975; administratively amended by Ordinance No. 20113, enacted April 6, 1998, effective May 6, 1998; and amended by Ordinance No. 20673, enacted July 25, 2022, effective October 1, 2022.)